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Dell PowerEdge R330
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: E34S Series
Regulatory Type: E34S001
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Notes, cautions, and warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you
how to avoid the problem.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Copyright © 2015 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and
intellectual property laws. Dell™ and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Inc. in the United States and/or other
jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
2015 - 09
Rev. A00
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Contents
1 About your system................................................................................................9
Supported configurations on PowerEdge R330 systems....................................................................9
Front panel features and indicators......................................................................................................9
LCD panel features..............................................................................................................................14
Diagnostic indicators...........................................................................................................................14
Hot swappable hard drive indicator codes.........................................................................................16
Back panel features and indicators.....................................................................................................17
NIC indicator codes.............................................................................................................................18
Indicator codes for redundant power supply unit............................................................................. 19
Documentation matrix........................................................................................................................20
Accessing system information by using QRL..................................................................................... 21
2 Performing initial system configuration ....................................................... 23
Setting up your system....................................................................................................................... 23
Setting up and configuring the iDRAC IP address ............................................................................ 23
Logging in to iDRAC............................................................................................................................24
Methods of installing the operating system.......................................................................................24
Managing your system remotely........................................................................................................24
Downloading drivers and firmware....................................................................................................24
3 Pre-operating system management applications........................................26
Navigation keys................................................................................................................................... 26
About System Setup............................................................................................................................ 27
Entering System Setup.................................................................................................................. 27
System Setup Main Menu..............................................................................................................27
System BIOS screen details...........................................................................................................27
System Information screen details............................................................................................... 28
Memory Settings screen details....................................................................................................29
Processor Settings screen details.................................................................................................29
SATA Settings screen details.........................................................................................................30
Boot Settings screen details..........................................................................................................32
Network Settings screen details................................................................................................... 33
Integrated Devices screen details.................................................................................................33
Serial Communication screen details...........................................................................................34
System Profile Settings screen details.......................................................................................... 35
System Security Settings screen details....................................................................................... 36
Miscellaneous Settings screen details..........................................................................................38
About Boot Manager...........................................................................................................................39
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Entering Boot Manager.................................................................................................................39
Boot Manager main menu............................................................................................................39
About Dell Lifecycle Controller.......................................................................................................... 39
Changing the boot order....................................................................................................................39
Choosing the system boot mode...................................................................................................... 40
Creating a system and setup password............................................................................................. 40
Using your system password to secure your system.........................................................................41
Deleting or changing system password and setup password...........................................................41
Operating with a setup password enabled........................................................................................ 42
Embedded system management....................................................................................................... 42
iDRAC Settings utility.......................................................................................................................... 42
Entering the iDRAC settings utility................................................................................................42
Changing the thermal settings..................................................................................................... 43
4 Installing and removing system components...............................................44
Safety instructions...............................................................................................................................44
Before working inside your system....................................................................................................44
After working inside your system.......................................................................................................44
Recommended tools.......................................................................................................................... 45
Front bezel (optional)..........................................................................................................................45
Installing the optional front bezel.................................................................................................45
Removing the optional front bezel.............................................................................................. 46
System cover.......................................................................................................................................46
Removing the system cover......................................................................................................... 46
Installing the system cover........................................................................................................... 47
Inside the system................................................................................................................................ 48
Intrusion switch................................................................................................................................... 51
Removing the intrusion switch......................................................................................................51
Installing the intrusion switch....................................................................................................... 52
Cooling shroud....................................................................................................................................52
Removing the cooling shroud...................................................................................................... 52
Installing the cooling shroud........................................................................................................ 53
System memory.................................................................................................................................. 54
General memory module installation guidelines.........................................................................55
Sample memory configurations................................................................................................... 55
Removing a memory module.......................................................................................................56
Installing a memory module......................................................................................................... 57
Hard drives...........................................................................................................................................59
Supported hard drive configurations .......................................................................................... 60
Removing a 2.5-inch hot swappable hard drive blank................................................................60
Installing a 2.5-inch hot swappable hard drive blank.................................................................. 61
Removing a 3.5-inch hot swappable hard drive carrier blank.................................................... 62
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Installing a 3.5-inch hot swappable hard drive carrier blank...................................................... 62
Removing a 3.5-inch cabled hard drive carrier............................................................................63
Removing a cabled hard drive from a hard drive carrier.............................................................64
Installing a cabled hard drive into a hard drive carrier.................................................................65
Installing a 3.5-inch cabled hard drive carrier............................................................................. 66
Removing a hot swappable hard drive carrier............................................................................. 67
Installing a hot swappable hard drive carrier............................................................................... 68
Removing the optional 1.8-inch solid state drives...................................................................... 69
Installing the optional 1.8-inch solid state drives.........................................................................70
Installing a 2.5-inch hot swappable hard drive into a 3.5-inch hard drive adapter.................... 71
Removing a 2.5-inch hot swappable hard drive from a 3.5-inch hard drive adapter................ 72
Installing a 3.5-inch hard drive adapter into the 3.5-inch hot swappable hard drive carrier.....73
Removing a 3.5-inch hard drive adapter from a 3.5-inch hot swappable hard drive carrier.....74
Removing a hot swappable hard drive from a hard drive carrier................................................74
Installing a hot swappable hard drive into a hot swappable hard drive carrier.......................... 75
Optical drive (optional)........................................................................................................................76
Removing the optional optical drive............................................................................................ 76
Installing the optional optical drive...............................................................................................77
Cooling fans........................................................................................................................................ 78
Removing the cooling fan blank...................................................................................................78
Installing the cooling fan blank.....................................................................................................79
Removing a cooling fan................................................................................................................80
Installing a cooling fan.................................................................................................................. 81
Internal USB memory key (optional).................................................................................................. 82
Replacing the optional internal USB memory key.......................................................................82
Expansion cards and expansion card riser.........................................................................................83
Expansion card installation guidelines......................................................................................... 83
Removing the expansion card riser..............................................................................................85
Installing the expansion card riser................................................................................................86
Removing an expansion card........................................................................................................87
Installing an expansion card......................................................................................................... 88
Removing the internal PERC card................................................................................................ 89
Installing the internal PERC card..................................................................................................90
iDRAC port card (optional)..................................................................................................................91
Replacing an optional SD vFlash card...........................................................................................91
Removing the optional iDRAC port card......................................................................................92
Installing the optional iDRAC port card........................................................................................94
Internal dual SD module (optional).................................................................................................... 94
Removing an optional internal SD card....................................................................................... 94
Installing an optional internal SD card..........................................................................................95
Removing the optional internal dual SD module.........................................................................95
Installing the optional internal dual SD module ..........................................................................97
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Heat sink and processor..................................................................................................................... 98
Removing the heat sink................................................................................................................ 98
Removing the processor...............................................................................................................99
Installing the processor............................................................................................................... 101
Installing the heat sink.................................................................................................................103
Power supply units............................................................................................................................105
Hot spare feature.........................................................................................................................105
Removing a redundant power supply unit.................................................................................105
Installing a redundant power supply unit...................................................................................106
Removing the power supply unit blank......................................................................................107
Installing the power supply unit blank....................................................................................... 108
System battery...................................................................................................................................108
Replacing the system battery..................................................................................................... 108
Hard drive backplane.........................................................................................................................110
Removing the hard drive backplane........................................................................................... 110
Installing the hard drive backplane............................................................................................. 119
Control panel assembly.....................................................................................................................119
Removing the LCD control panel assembly...............................................................................119
Installing the LCD control panel assembly................................................................................. 121
Removing the LED control panel assembly............................................................................... 122
Installing the LED control panel assembly................................................................................. 123
Power interposer board....................................................................................................................124
Removing the power interposer board...................................................................................... 124
Installing the power interposer board........................................................................................ 125
Trusted Platform Module..................................................................................................................126
Installing the Trusted Platform Module......................................................................................126
Re-enabling the TPM for BitLocker users...................................................................................127
Re-enabling the TPM for TXT users............................................................................................127
System board.....................................................................................................................................128
Removing the system board.......................................................................................................128
Installing the system board.........................................................................................................130
5 Troubleshooting your system........................................................................ 133
Safety first—for you and your system...............................................................................................133
Troubleshooting system startup failure............................................................................................133
Troubleshooting external connections............................................................................................133
Troubleshooting the video subsystem.............................................................................................133
Troubleshooting a USB device......................................................................................................... 133
Troubleshooting iDRAC Direct (USB XML configuration)................................................................134
Troubleshooting iDRAC Direct (Laptop connection)...................................................................... 135
Troubleshooting a serial I/O device................................................................................................. 135
Troubleshooting an NIC....................................................................................................................135
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Troubleshooting a wet system......................................................................................................... 136
Troubleshooting a damaged system................................................................................................ 137
Troubleshooting the system battery.................................................................................................137
Troubleshooting power supply units............................................................................................... 138
Troubleshooting power source problems................................................................................. 138
Power supply unit problems.......................................................................................................138
Troubleshooting cooling problems..................................................................................................139
Troubleshooting cooling fans.......................................................................................................... 139
Troubleshooting system memory....................................................................................................140
Troubleshooting an internal USB key............................................................................................... 141
Troubleshooting an SD card............................................................................................................. 141
Troubleshooting an optical drive..................................................................................................... 142
Troubleshooting a tape backup unit................................................................................................ 143
Troubleshooting a hard drive........................................................................................................... 143
Troubleshooting a storage controller..............................................................................................144
Troubleshooting expansion cards....................................................................................................145
Troubleshooting processors.............................................................................................................145
6 Using system diagnostics................................................................................147
Dell Embedded System Diagnostics.................................................................................................147
When to use the Embedded System Diagnostics...................................................................... 147
Running the Embedded System Diagnostics from Boot Manager............................................147
Running the Embedded System Diagnostics from the Dell Lifecycle Controller.....................147
System diagnostics controls.......................................................................................................148
7 Jumpers and connectors................................................................................ 149
System board jumper settings..........................................................................................................149
System board connectors.................................................................................................................150
Disabling a forgotten password........................................................................................................ 151
8 Technical specifications..................................................................................153
Dimensions and weight.....................................................................................................................153
Processor specifications................................................................................................................... 153
Expansion bus specifications............................................................................................................154
Memory specifications......................................................................................................................154
Power specifications.........................................................................................................................154
Storage controller specifications......................................................................................................155
Drive specifications........................................................................................................................... 155
Connectors specifications................................................................................................................ 156
Video specifications.......................................................................................................................... 156
Expanded operating temperature.................................................................................................... 156
Environmental specifications............................................................................................................157
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9 Getting help.......................................................................................................160
Contacting Dell.................................................................................................................................160
Locating your system Service Tag....................................................................................................160
Documentation feedback.................................................................................................................160
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About your system
The Dell PowerEdge R330 rack server supports one processor based on the Intel E3-1200V5 series, up to
4 DIMMs, and up to eight hard drives or solid state drives (SSDs).
Supported configurations on PowerEdge R330 systems
The PowerEdge R330 systems are available in the following configurations:
Table 1. Supported configurations on PowerEdge R330 systems
System Configuration
Four hard drive
systems
Up to four 3.5-inch, cabled hard drives and two optional 1.8-inch solid state
drives (SSDs) in the optical drive slot
Up to four 3.5-inch (2.5-inch with adapter), hot-swappable hard drives
Eight hard drive
systems
Up to eight 2.5-inch, hot-swappable hard drives or SSDs
Front panel features and indicators
Figure 1. Front panel features and indicators — four 3.5-inch hot-swappable hard drive chassis
Table 2. Front panel features and indicators— four 3.5-inch hot-swappable hard drive chassis
Item Indicator, button, or
connector
Icon Description
1 Power-on indicator,
power button
Enables you to know the power status of the system.
The power-on indicator glows when the system
power is on. The power button controls the power
supply output to the system.
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Item Indicator, button, or
connector
Icon Description
NOTE: On ACPI-compliant operating systems,
turning off the system by pressing the power
button causes the system to perform a graceful
shutdown before power to the system is turned
off.
2 NMI button Enables you to troubleshoot software and device
driver errors when running certain operating
systems. This button can be pressed by using the
end of a paper clip.
Use this button only if directed to do so by qualified
support personnel or by the operating system's
documentation.
3 System identification
button
Enables you to locate a particular system within a
rack. The identification buttons are on the front and
back panels. When one of these buttons is pressed,
the LCD panel on the front and the system status
indicator on the back flash until one of the buttons is
pressed again.
Press the system identification button to turn the
system ID on or off.
If the system stops responding during POST, press
and hold the system ID button for more than five
seconds to enter BIOS progress mode.
To reset iDRAC (if not disabled in F2 iDRAC setup),
press and hold the button for more than 15 seconds.
4 Video connector Enables you to connect a display to the system.
5 LCD menu buttons Enable you to navigate the control panel LCD menu.
6 LCD panel Displays system ID, status information, and system
error messages. See LCD panel features.
NOTE: LCD panel is not available in a cabled
hard drive chassis.
7 USB management port/
iDRAC managed USB
port
Functions as a regular USB port or provide access to
the iDRAC Direct features. For more information, see
the iDRAC User’s Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals.
8 USB connector Enables you to connect USB devices to the system.
The port is USB 2.0-compliant.
9 Information tag Contains system information such as service tag,
NIC, MAC address for your reference. The
information tag is a slide-out label panel.
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Item Indicator, button, or
connector
Icon Description
10 Hard drives slots Enables you to install up to four 3.5-inch hot-
swappable hard drives or four 2.5-inch hot-
swappable hard drives in 3.5-inch hard drive
adapters.
11 Optical drive slot Enables you to install an optional slim SATA DVD-
ROM drive or DVD+/-RW drive.
Figure 2. Front panel features and indicators — eight 2.5-inch hot-swappable hard drives or SSDs chassis
Table 3. Front panel features and indicators—eight 2.5-inch hot-swappable hard drives or SSDs chassis
Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
1 Power-on indicator,
power button
Enables you to know the power status of the
system. The power-on indicator glows when the
system power is on. The power button controls
the power supply output to the system.
NOTE: On ACPI-compliant operating
systems, turning off the system by pressing
the power button causes the system to
perform a graceful shutdown before power
to the system is turned off.
2 NMI button Enables you to troubleshoot software and device
driver errors when running certain operating
systems. This button can be pressed by using the
end of a paper clip.
Use this button only if directed to do so by
qualified support personnel or by the operating
system's documentation.
3 System identification
button
Enables you to locate a particular system within a
rack. The identification buttons are on the front
and back panels. When one of these buttons is
pressed, the LCD panel on the front and the
system status indicator on the back flash until one
of the buttons is pressed again.
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Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
Press the system identification button to turn the
system ID on or off.
If the system stops responding during POST, press
and hold the system ID button for more than five
seconds to enter BIOS progress mode.
To reset iDRAC (if not disabled in F2 iDRAC setup),
press and hold the button for more than 15
seconds.
4 USB management port/
iDRAC managed USB
port
Functions as a regular USB port or provide access
to the iDRAC Direct features. For more
information, see the iDRAC User’s Guide at
Dell.com/idracmanuals.
5 USB connector Enables you to connect USB devices to the
system. The port is USB 2.0-compliant.
6 Optical drive slot Enables you to install an optional slim SATA DVD-
ROM drive or DVD+/-RW drive.
7 LCD menu buttons Enable you to navigate the control panel LCD
menu.
8 Information tag Contains system information such as service tag,
NIC, MAC address for your reference. The
information tag is a slide-out label panel.
9 LCD panel Displays system ID, status information, and system
error messages. See LCD panel features.
10 Video connector Enables you to connect a VGA display to the
system.
11 Hard drive slots Enables you to install up to eight 2.5-inch hot
swappable hard drives.
Figure 3. Front panel features and indicators — four 3.5-inch cabled hard drive chassis
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Table 4. Front panel features and indicators — four 3.5-inch cabled hard drive chassis
Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
1 Power-on indicator,
power button
Enables you to know the power status of the
system. The power-on indicator glows when the
system power is on. The power button controls
the power supply output to the system.
NOTE: On ACPI-compliant operating systems,
turning off the system by pressing the power
button causes the system to perform a
graceful shutdown before power to the
system is turned off.
2 NMI button Enables you to troubleshoot software and device
driver errors when running certain operating
systems. This button can be pressed by using the
end of a paper clip.
Use this button only if directed to do so by
qualified support personnel or by the operating
system's documentation.
3 System identification
button
Enables you to locate a particular system within a
rack. The identification buttons are on the front
and back panels. When one of these buttons is
pressed, the LCD panel on the front and the
system status indicator on the back flash until one
of the buttons is pressed again.
Press the system identification button to turn the
system ID on or off.
If the system stops responding during POST, press
and hold the system ID button for more than five
seconds to enter BIOS progress mode.
To reset iDRAC (if not disabled in F2 iDRAC setup),
press and hold the button for more than 15
seconds.
4 Video connector Enables you to connect a display to the system.
5 Diagnostic indicators Glows to display error status. For more
information, see Diagnostic indicators.
6 USB connectors Enable you to connect USB devices to the system.
The ports are USB 2.0-compliant.
7 Information tag Contains system information such as service tag,
NIC, MAC address for your reference. The
information tag is a slide-out label panel.
8 Hard drive slots Enables you to install up to four 3.5-inch cabled
hard drives.
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Item Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon Description
9 Optical drive or solid
state drive (SSDs) slot
Enables you to install one optional SATA DVD-
ROM drive or DVD+/-RW drive, or two optional
1.8-inch SSDs
LCD panel features
The system's LCD panel provides system information and status and error messages to indicate if the
system is operating correctly or if the system needs attention. For more information about the error
messages, see the Dell Event and Error Messages Reference Guide at Dell.com/openmanagemanuals >
OpenManage software.
• The LCD backlight turns blue during normal operating conditions and turns amber to indicate an error
condition.
• The LCD backlight is turned off when the system is in standby mode and can be turned on by pressing
either the Select, Left, or Right button on the LCD panel.
• The LCD backlight remains OFF if LCD messaging is turned off through the iDRAC utility, the LCD
panel, or other tools.
Figure 4. LCD panel Features
1. Left 2. Select
3. Right
Button Description
Left Moves the cursor back in one-step increments.
Select Selects the menu item highlighted by the cursor.
Right Moves the cursor forward in one-step increments.
During message scrolling:
• Press once to increase scrolling speed
• Press again to stop
• Press again to return to the default scrolling speed
• Press again to repeat the cycle
Diagnostic indicators
The diagnostic indicators on the system front panel display error status during system startup.
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NOTE: No diagnostic indicators are lit when the system is switched off. To start the system, plug it
into a working power source and press the power button.
Table 5. Diagnostic indicators
Icon Description Condition Corrective action
Health
indicator
If the system is on and in
good health, the indicator
turns solid blue.
None required.
The indicator flashes amber
if the system is on or in
standby, and if any error
exists (for example, a failed
fan or hard drive).
Check the System Event Log or system
messages for the specific issue. For more
information about error messages, see the
Dell Event and Error Messages Reference
Guide at Dell.com/openmanagemanuals >
OpenManage software.
Invalid memory configurations can cause
the system to halt at startup without any
video output. See Getting help.
Hard drive
indicator
The indicator flashes amber
if there is a hard drive error.
Check the System Event Log to determine
the hard drive that has an error. Run the
appropriate Online Diagnostics test. Restart
the system and run embedded diagnostics
(ePSA). If the hard drives are configured in a
RAID array, restart the system and enter the
host adapter configuration utility program.
Electrical
indicator
The indicator flashes amber
if the system experiences an
electrical error (for example,
voltage out of range, or a
failed power supply unit
(PSU) or voltage regulator).
Check the System Event Log or system
messages for the specific issue. If it is due
to a problem with the PSU, check the LED
on the PSU. Reseat the PSU. If the problem
persists, see Getting help.
Temperature
indicator
The indicator flashes amber
if the system experiences a
thermal error (for example, a
temperature out of range or
fan failure).
Ensure that none of the following
conditions exist:
• A cooling fan is removed or has failed.
• System cover, cooling shroud, EMI filler
panel, memory module blank, or back
filler bracket is removed.
• Ambient temperature is too high.
• External airflow is obstructed.
See Getting help.
Memory
indicator
The indicator flashes amber
if a memory error occurs.
Check the system event log or system
messages for the location of the failed
memory. Reseat the memory module. If
the problem persists, see Getting help.
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Icon Description Condition Corrective action
PCIe indicator The indicator flashes amber
if a PCIe card experiences
an error.
Restart the system. Update any required
drivers for the PCIe card. Reinstall the card.
If the problem persists, see Getting help.
Hot swappable hard drive indicator codes
Figure 5. Hot swappable hard drive indicators
1. hard drive activity indicator 2. hard drive status indicator
3. hard drive
NOTE: If the hard drive is in Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) mode, the status indicator
(on the right side) does not function and remains OFF.
Table 6. Hot swappable hard drive indicators
Drive-status indicator pattern (RAID only) Condition
Flashes green two times per second Identifying drive or preparing for removal.
OFF Drive ready for insertion or removal.
NOTE: The drive status indicator remains OFF
until all hard drives are initialized after the system
is turned on. Drives are not ready for insertion or
removal during this time.
Flashes green, amber, and turns off Predicted drive failure
Flashes amber four times per second Drive failed
Flashes green slowly Drive rebuilding
Turns green Drive online
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Drive-status indicator pattern (RAID only) Condition
Flashes green three seconds, amber three
seconds, and turns off six seconds
Rebuild stopped
Back panel features and indicators
Figure 6. Back panel features and indicators
Table 7. Back panel features and indicators
Item Indicator, button, or
connector
Icon Description
1 Serial connector Enables you to connect a serial device to the
system.
2 vFlash card slot
(optional)
Enables you to connect the vFlash card.
3 iDRAC port (optional) Enables you to install a dedicated management
port card.
4 PCIe expansion card
slots (2)
Enable you to connect PCI Express expansion
cards.
5 Power supply unit (PSU1
and PSU2)
Enables you to install up to two 350 W redundant
AC power supply units.
6 USB connectors Enable you to connect USB devices to the system.
These ports are USB 3.0-compliant.
7 Ethernet connectors Enable you to connect Integrated 10/100/1000
Mbps NIC connectors.
8 System identification
button
Enables you to locate a particular system within a
rack. The identification buttons are on the front
and back panels. When one of these buttons is
pressed, the LCD panel on the front and the
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Item Indicator, button, or
connector
Icon Description
system status indicator on the back flash until one
of the buttons is pressed again.
Press the system identification button to turn the
system ID on or off.
If the system stops responding during POST, press
and hold the system ID button for more than five
seconds to enter BIOS progress mode.
To reset iDRAC (if not disabled in F2 iDRAC setup),
press and hold the button for more than 15
seconds.
9 System identification
connector
Connects the optional system status indicator
assembly through the optional cable management
arm.
10 Video connector Enables you to connect a VGA display to the
system.
NIC indicator codes
Figure 7. NIC indicators
1. link indicator 2. activity indicator
Table 8. NIC indicators
Convention Indicator pattern Description
A Link and activity indicators
are OFF
The NIC is not connected to the network.
B Link indicator is green The NIC is connected to a valid network at its maximum
port speed (1 Gbps).
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Convention Indicator pattern Description
C Link indicator is yellow The NIC is connected to a valid network at less than its
maximum port speed.
D Activity indicator is flashing
green
Network data is being sent or received.
Indicator codes for redundant power supply unit
Each AC power supply unit (PSU) has an illuminated translucent handle that indicates whether power is
present or whether a power fault has occurred.
Figure 8. AC PSU status indicator
1. AC PSU status indicator or handle
Table 9. Redundant AC PSU status indicator
Convention Power Indicator
Pattern
Condition
A Green A valid power source is connected to the PSU and the PSU is
operational.
B Flashing green When the PSU firmware is being updated, the PSU handle flashes
green.
CAUTION: Do not disconnect the power cord or unplug the
PSU when updating firmware. If firmware update is
interrupted, the PSUs will not function. You must roll back the
PSU firmware by using Dell Lifecycle Controller. For more
information, see Dell Lifecycle Controller User’s Guide at
Dell.com/idracmanuals.
C Flashing green
and turns off
When hot-adding a PSU, the PSU handle flashes green five times at
4 Hz rate and turns off. This indicates that there is a PSU mismatch
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Convention Power Indicator
Pattern
Condition
with respect to efficiency, feature set, health status, and supported
voltage. Ensure that both the PSUs are the same.
D Flashing amber Indicates a problem with the PSU.
CAUTION: When correcting a PSU mismatch, replace only the
PSU with the flashing indicator. Swapping the other PSU to
make a matched pair can result in an error condition and
unexpected system shutdown. To change from a High Output
configuration to a Low Output configuration or vice versa,
you must turn off the system.
CAUTION: AC PSUs support both 220 V and 110 V input
voltages with the exception of Titanium PSUs, which support
only 220 V. When two identical PSUs receive different input
voltages, they can output different wattages, and trigger a
mismatch.
CAUTION: If two PSUs are used, they must be of the same type
and have the same maximum output power.
CAUTION: Combining AC and DC PSUs is not supported and
triggers a mismatch.
E Not lit Power is not connected.
Documentation matrix
The documentation matrix provides information on documents that you can refer to for setting up and
managing your system.
Table 10. Documentation matrix
To... See the...
Install your system into a rack Rack documentation included with your rack
solution
Set up your system and know the system technical
specifications
Getting Started With Your System that shipped with
your system or see Dell.com/poweredgemanuals
Install the operating system Operating system documentation at Dell.com/
operatingsystemmanuals
Get an overview of the Dell Systems Management
offerings
Dell OpenManage Systems Management Overview
Guide at Dell.com/openmanagemanuals >
OpenManage software
Configure and log in to iDRAC, set up managed
and management system, know the iDRAC
features, and troubleshoot by using iDRAC
Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's
Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals
Know about the RACADM subcommands and
supported RACADM interfaces
RACADM Command Line Reference Guide for
iDRAC at Dell.com/idracmanuals
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To... See the...
Launch, enable, and disable Dell Lifecycle
Controller, know the features, use and
troubleshoot Dell Lifecycle Controller
Dell Lifecycle Controller User’s Guide at Dell.com/
idracmanuals
Use Dell Lifecycle Controller Remote Services Dell Lifecycle Controller Remote Services Quick
Start Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals
Set up, use, and troubleshoot OpenManage Server
Administrator
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator User’s
Guide at Dell.com/openmanagemanuals >
OpenManage Server Administrator
Install, use, and troubleshoot OpenManage
Essentials
Dell OpenManage Essentials User’s Guide at
Dell.com/openmanagemanuals > OpenManage
Essentials
Know the features of the storage controller cards,
deploy the cards, and manage the storage
subsystem
Storage controller documentation at Dell.com/
storagecontrollermanuals
Check the event and error messages generated by
the system firmware and agents that monitor
system components
Dell Event and Error Messages Reference Guide at
Dell.com/openmanagemanuals > OpenManage
software
Accessing system information by using QRL
You can use the Quick Resource Locator (QRL) to get immediate access to the information about your
system.
Prerequisites
Ensure that your smartphone or tablet has the QR code scanner installed.
About this task
The QRL includes the following information about your system:
• How-to videos
• Reference materials, including the Owner’s Manual, LCD diagnostics, and mechanical overview
• Your system service tag to quickly access your specific hardware configuration and warranty
information
• A direct link to Dell to contact technical support and sales teams
Steps
1. Go to Dell.com/QRL and navigate to your specific product or
2. Use your smartphone or tablet to scan the model-specific Quick Resource (QR) code located in the
following image or on your Dell PowerEdge system:
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Performing initial system configuration
After you receive your system, you must set up your system, install the operating system if it is not pre-
installed, and set up and configure the system iDRAC IP address.
Setting up your system
1. Unpack the system.
2. Install the system into the rack. For more information about installing the system into the rack, see
your system Rack Installation placemat at Dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
3. Connect the peripherals to the system.
4. Connect the system to its electrical outlet.
5. Turn the system on by pressing the power button or by using iDRAC.
6. Turn on the attached peripherals.
Setting up and configuring the iDRAC IP address
You can set up the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) IP address by using one of the
following interfaces:
• iDRAC Settings utility
• Dell Lifecycle Controller
• Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit
• Server LCD panel
You can use the default iDRAC IP address 192.168.0.120 to configure the initial network settings,
including setting up DHCP or a static IP for iDRAC.
NOTE: To access iDRAC, ensure that you install the iDRAC port card or connect the network cable
to the Ethernet connector 1 on the system board.
You can configure iDRAC IP address by using the following interfaces:
NOTE: Make sure that you change the default user name and password after setting up the iDRAC
IP address.
• iDRAC web interface — For more information, see the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller
User's Guide.
• Remote Access Controller Admin (RACADM) — For more information, see the RACADM Command
Line Interface Reference Guide and the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's Guide.
• Remote Services that include Web Services Management (WS-Man) — For more information, see the
Dell Lifecycle Controller Remote Services Quick Start Guide.
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For more information about setting up and configuring iDRAC, see the Integrated Dell Remote Access
Controller User's Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals.
Logging in to iDRAC
You can log in to iDRAC as an iDRAC local user, a Microsoft Active Directory user, or a Lightweight
Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) user. You can also log in by using Single Sign-On or a Smart Card. The
default user name is root and password is calvin. For more information about logging in to iDRAC and
iDRAC licenses, see the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's Guide at Dell.com/
idracmanuals.
You can also access iDRAC by using RACADM. For more information, see the RACADM Command Line
Interface Reference Guide and the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's Guide available at
Dell.com/idracmanuals.
Methods of installing the operating system
If the system is shipped without an operating system, install the supported operating system on the
system by using one of the following methods:
• Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation media — see the operating system
documentation at Dell.com/operatingsystemmanuals.
• Dell Lifecycle Controller — see the Dell Lifecycle Controller documentation at Dell.com/
idracmanuals.
• Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit — see the Dell OpenManage documentation at Dell.com/
openmanagemanuals > OpenManage software.
For information on the list of operating systems supported on your system, see the operating system’s
support matrix at Dell.com/ossupport.
Managing your system remotely
To perform out-of-band systems management using iDRAC, you must configure iDRAC for remote
accessibility, set up the management station and managed system, and configure the supported Web
browsers. For more information, see the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User’s Guide at
Dell.com/idracmanuals.
You can also remotely monitor and manage the server by using the Dell OpenManage Server
Administrator (OMSA) software and OpenManage Essentials (OME) systems management console. For
more information, see Dell.com/openmanagemanuals > OpenManage Server Administrator or
Dell.com/openmanagemanuals > OpenManage Essentials.
Downloading drivers and firmware
It is recommended that you download and install the latest BIOS, drivers, and systems management
firmware on your system.
Prerequisites
Ensure that you clear the web browser cache.
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Steps
1. Go to Dell.com/support/drivers.
2. In the Product Selection section, enter the Service Tag of your system in the Service Tag or Express
Service Code field.
NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, select Automatically detect my Service Tag for me
to enable the system to automatically detect your service tag, or select your product from the
Product Selection page.
3. Click Get drivers and downloads.
The drivers that are applicable to your selection are displayed.
4. Download the drivers that you need to a USB drive, CD, or DVD.
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Pre-operating system management
applications
The pre-operating system management applications for your system help you manage different settings
and features without booting to the operating system.
Your system has the following pre-operating system management applications:
• System Setup
• Boot Manager
• Dell Lifecycle Controller
• Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)
Navigation keys
The navigation keys can help you quickly access the pre-operating system management applications.
Key Description
F2 Enables you to enter System Setup.
F10 Enables you to enter system services and starts Lifecycle Controller.
F11 Enables you to enter Boot Manager.
F12 Enables you to enter PXE Boot.
Page Up Enables you to move to the previous screen.
Page Down Enables you to move to the next screen.
Up arrow Enables you to move to the previous field.
Down arrow Enables you to move to the next field.
Enter Enables you to type a value in the selected field (if applicable).
Spacebar Enables you to expand or collapse a drop-down list, if applicable.
Tab Enables you to move to the next menu item.
NOTE: This feature is applicable only for the standard graphic browser.
Esc Enables you to move to the previous page until you view the main screen. Pressing
Esc in the main screen exits System BIOS, iDRAC Settings, Device Settings, or
Service Tag Settings, and proceeds with system boot.
F1 Displays the system setup help.
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About System Setup
By using the System Setup screen, you can configure the BIOS settings, iDRAC settings, and device
settings of your system.
NOTE: Help text for the selected field is displayed in the graphical browser by default. To view the
help text in the text browser, press F1.
You can access system setup in two ways:
• Standard graphical browser — The browser is enabled by default.
• Text Browser — The browser is enabled by using Console Redirection.
Entering System Setup
1. Turn on, or restart your system.
2. Press F2 immediately after you see the following message:
F2 = System Setup
If your operating system begins to load before you press F2, wait for the system to finish booting,
and then restart your system and try again.
System Setup Main Menu
The System Setup Main Menu screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System BIOS Enables you to configure BIOS settings.
iDRAC Settings Enables you to configure iDRAC settings.
The iDRAC settings utility is an interface to set up and configure the iDRAC
parameters by using UEFI. You can enable or disable various iDRAC parameters by
using the iDRAC settings utility. For more information about this utility, see
Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User’s Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals.
Device Settings Enables you to configure device settings.
System BIOS screen details
You can use the System BIOS screen to edit specific functions such as boot order, system password,
setup password, set the RAID mode, and enable or disable USB ports.
To view the System BIOS screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS.
The System BIOS screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System
Information
Displays information about the system such as the system model name, BIOS
version, and Service Tag.
Memory Settings Displays information and options related to the installed memory.
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Option Description
Processor Settings Displays information and options related to the processor such as speed, cache
size.
SATA Settings Displays options to enable or disable the integrated SATA controller and ports.
Boot Settings Displays options to specify the boot mode (BIOS or UEFI). Enables you to modify
UEFI and BIOS boot settings.
Network Settings Displays options to change the network settings.
Integrated
Devices
Displays options to manage integrated device controllers and ports and specify
related features and options.
Serial
Communication
Displays options to manage the serial ports and specify related features and
options.
System Profile
Settings
Displays options to change the processor power management settings, memory
frequency, and so on.
System Security Displays options to configure the system security settings, such as system
password, setup password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security. It also
manages the power and NMI buttons on the system.
Miscellaneous
Settings
Displays options to change the system date, time, and so on.
System Information screen details
You can use the System Information screen to view system properties such as Service Tag, system model
name, and the BIOS version.
To view the System Information screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS → System
Information.
The System Information screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System Model
Name
Displays the system model name.
System BIOS
Version
Displays the BIOS version installed on the system.
System
Management
Engine Version
Displays the current version of the Management Engine firmware.
System Service
Tag
Displays the system Service Tag.
System
Manufacturer
Displays the name of the system manufacturer.
System
Manufacturer
Contact
Information
Displays the contact information of the system manufacturer.
System CPLD
Version
Displays the current version of the system complex programmable logic device
(CPLD) firmware.
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Option Description
UEFI Compliance
Version
Displays the UEFI compliance level of the system firmware.
Memory Settings screen details
You can use the Memory Settings screen to view all the memory settings and enable or disable specific
memory functions, such as system memory testing and node interleaving.
To view the Memory Setting screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS → Memory Settings.
The Memory Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System Memory
Size
Displays the amount of memory installed in the system.
System Memory
Type
Displays the type of memory installed in the system.
System Memory
Speed
Displays the system memory speed.
System Memory
Voltage
Displays the system memory voltage.
Video Memory Displays the amount of video memory.
System Memory
Testing
Specifies whether the system memory tests are run during system boot. Options
are Enabled and Disabled. This option is set to Disabled by default.
Memory
Operating Mode
Specifies the memory operating mode. The available option is Optimizer Mode.
Processor Settings screen details
You can use the Processor Settings screen to view the processor settings, and perform specific functions
such as enabling virtualization technology, hardware prefetcher and logical processor idling.
To view the Processor Settings screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS → Processor
Settings.
The Processor Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Logical Processor Enables or disables the logical processors and displays the number of logical
processors. If this option is set to Enabled, the BIOS displays all the logical
processors. If this option is set to Disabled, the BIOS displays only one logical
processor per core. This option is set to Enabled by default.
Virtualization
Technology
Enables or disables the additional hardware capabilities provided for virtualization.
This option is set to Enabled by default.
Adjacent Cache
Line Prefetch
Optimizes the system for applications that require high utilization of sequential
memory access. This option is set to Enabled by default. You can disable this
option for applications that require high utilization of random memory access.
Hardware
Prefetcher
Enables or disables the hardware prefetcher. This option is set to Enabled by
default.
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Option Description
DCU Streamer
Prefetcher
Enables or disables the Data Cache Unit (DCU) streamer prefetcher. This option is
set to Enabled by default.
DCU IP Prefetcher Enables or disables the Data Cache Unit (DCU) IP prefetcher. This option is set to
Enabled by default.
Configurable TDP Enables you to reconfigure the processor Thermal Design Power (TDP) levels
during POST based on the power and thermal delivery capabilities of the system.
TDP verifies the maximum heat the cooling system is required to dissipate. This
option is set to Nominal by default.
NOTE: This option is only available on certain stock keeping units (SKUs) of the
processors.
X2Apic Mode Enables or disables the X2Apic mode.
Dell Controlled
Turbo
Controls the turbo engagement. Enable this option only when System Profile is set
to Performance.
NOTE: Depending on the number of installed CPUs, there may be up to four
processor listings.
Number of Cores
per Processor
Controls the number of enabled cores in each processor. This option is set to All
by default.
Processor 64-bit
Support
Specifies if the processor(s) support 64-bit extensions.
Processor Core
Speed
Displays the maximum core frequency of the processor.
Processor 1 The following settings are displayed for each processor installed in the system:
Option Description
Brand Displays the brand name.
Level 2 Cache Displays the total L2 cache.
Level 3 Cache Displays the total L3 cache.
Number of Cores Displays the number of cores per processor.
SATA Settings screen details
You can use the SATA Settings screen to view the SATA settings of SATA devices and enable RAID on
your system.
To view the SATA Settings screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS → SATA Settings.
The SATA Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Embedded SATA Enables the embedded SATA option to be set to Off, AHCI, or RAID modes. This
option is set to AHCI by default.
Security Freeze
Lock
Sends Security Freeze Lock command to the Embedded SATA drives during POST.
This option is applicable only for AHCI mode.
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Option Description
Write Cache Enables or disables the command for Embedded SATA drives during POST.
Port A For AHCI or RAID mode, BIOS support is always enabled.
Option Description
Model Displays the drive model of the selected device.
Drive Type Displays the type of drive attached to the SATA port.
Capacity Displays the total capacity of the hard drive. This field is
undefined for removable media devices such as optical
drives.
Port B For AHCI or RAID mode, BIOS support is always enabled.
Option Description
Model Displays the drive model of the selected device.
Drive Type Displays the type of drive attached to the SATA port.
Capacity Displays the total capacity of the hard drive. This field is
undefined for removable media devices such as optical
drives.
Port C For AHCI or RAID mode, BIOS support is always enabled.
Option Description
Model Displays the drive model of the selected device.
Drive Type Displays the type of drive attached to the SATA port.
Capacity Displays the total capacity of the hard drive. This field is
undefined for removable media devices such as optical
drives.
Port D For AHCI or RAID mode, BIOS support is always enabled.
Option Description
Model Displays the drive model of the selected device.
Drive Type Displays the type of drive attached to the SATA port.
Capacity Displays the total capacity of the hard drive. This field is
undefined for removable media devices such as optical
drives.
Port E For AHCI or RAID mode, BIOS support is always enabled.
Option Description
Model Displays the drive model of the selected device.
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Option Description
Option Description
Drive Type Displays the type of drive attached to the SATA port.
Capacity Displays the total capacity of the hard drive. This field is
undefined for removable media devices such as optical
drives.
Port F For AHCI or RAID mode, BIOS support is always enabled.
Option Description
Model Displays the drive model of the selected device.
Drive Type Displays the type of drive attached to the SATA port.
Capacity Displays the total capacity of the hard drive. This field is
undefined for removable media devices such as optical
drives.
Boot Settings screen details
You can use the Boot Settings screen to set the boot mode to either BIOS or UEFI. It also enables you to
specify the boot order.
To view the Boot Settings screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS → Boot Settings.
The Boot Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Boot Mode Enables you to set the boot mode of the system. Setting this field to UEFI disables
the BIOS Boot Settings menu. Setting this field to BIOS disables the UEFI Boot
Settings menu.
CAUTION: Switching the boot mode may prevent the system from booting if
the operating system is not installed in the same boot mode.
If the operating system supports UEFI, you can set this option to UEFI. Setting this
field to BIOS allows compatibility with non-UEFI operating systems. This option is
set to BIOS by default.
Boot Sequence
Retry
Enables or disables the Boot Sequence Retry feature. If this field is enabled and the
system fails to boot, the system reattempts the boot sequence after 30 seconds.
This option is set to Enabled by default.
Hard-Disk Failover Specifies the hard drive that is booted in the event of a hard drive failure. The
devices are selected in the Hard-Disk Drive Sequence on the Boot Option Setting
menu. When this option is set to Disabled, only the first hard drive in the list is
attempted to boot. When this option is set to Enabled, all hard drives are attempted
to boot in the order selected in the Hard-Disk Drive Sequence. This option is not
enabled for UEFI Boot Mode.
Boot Option
Settings
Configures the boot sequence and the boot devices.
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Network Settings screen details
You can use the Network Settings screen to modify PXE device settings. The network settings option is
available only in the UEFI boot mode. BIOS does not control network settings in the BIOS boot mode. For
BIOS boot mode, the option ROM of the network controllers handles the network settings.
To view the Network Settings screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS → Network
Settings.
The Network Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
PXE Device n (n =
1 to 4)
Enables or disables the device. When enabled, a UEFI boot option is created for the
device.
PXE Device n
Settings (n = 1 to
4)
Enables you to control the configuration of the PXE device.
UEFI iSCSI Settings screen details
You can use the iSCSI Settings screen to modify iSCSI device settings. The iSCSI Settings option is
available only in the UEFI boot mode. BIOS does not control network settings in the BIOS boot mode. For
BIOS boot mode, the option ROM of the network controller handles the network settings.
To view the UEFI ISCSI Settings screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS → Network
Settings → UEFI ISCSI Settings.
The UEFI ISCSI Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
ISCSI Initiator
Name
Specifies the name of the iSCSI initiator (iqn format).
ISCSI Device n (n =
1 to 4)
Enables or disables the iSCSI device. When disabled, a UEFI boot option is created
for the iSCSI device automatically.
Integrated Devices screen details
You can use the Integrated Devices screen to view and configure the settings of all integrated devices
including the video controller, integrated RAID controller, and the USB ports.
To view the Integrated Devices screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS → Integrated
Devices.
The Integrated Devices screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
User Accessible
USB Ports
Enables or disables the USB ports. Selecting Only Back Ports On disables the front
USB ports, selecting All Ports Off disables all USB ports. The USB keyboard and
mouse operates during boot process in certain operating systems. After the boot
process is complete, the USB keyboard and mouse do not work if the ports are
disabled.
NOTE: Selecting Only Back Ports On and All Ports Off disables the USB
management port and also restricts access to iDRAC features.
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Option Description
Internal USB Port Enables or disables the internal USB port. This option is set to Enabled by default.
Integrated
Network Card 1
Enables or disables the integrated network card.
Embedded NIC1
and NIC2
NOTE: The Embedded NIC1 and NIC2 options are only available on systems
that do not have Integrated Network Card 1.
Enables or disables the Embedded NIC1 and NIC2 options. If set to Disabled, the
NIC may still be available for shared network access by the embedded
management controller. The embedded NIC1 and NIC2 options are only available
on systems that do not have Network Daughter Cards (NDCs). This option is
mutually exclusive with the Integrated Network Card 1 option. Configure this
function by using the NIC management utilities of the system.
Embedded Video
Controller
Allows you to enable or disable the Embedded Video Controller option. This
option is set to Enabled by default.
Current State of
Embedded Video
Controller
Displays the current state of the embedded video controller. The Current State of
Embedded Video Controller option is a read-only field. If the Embedded Video
Controller is the only display capability in the system (that is, no add-in graphics
card is installed), then the Embedded Video Controller is automatically used as the
primary display even if the Embedded Video Controller setting is set to Disabled.
OS Watchdog
Timer
If your system stops responding, this watchdog timer aids in the recovery of your
operating system. When this option is set to Enabled, the operating system
initializes the timer. When this option is set to Disabled (the default), the timer does
not have any effect on the system.
Memory Mapped
I/O above 4 GB
Enables or disables the support for PCIe devices that require large amounts of
memory. This option is set to Enabled by default.
Slot Disablement Enables or disables the available PCIe slots on your system. The slot disablement
feature controls the configuration of PCIe cards installed in the specified slot. Slot
disablement must be used only when the installed peripheral card prevents booting
into the operating system or causes delays in system startup. If the slot is disabled,
both the Option ROM and UEFI drivers are disabled.
Serial Communication screen details
You can use the Serial Communication screen to view the properties of the serial communication port.
To view the Serial Communication screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS → Serial
Communication.
The Serial Communication screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Serial
Communication
Selects serial communication devices (Serial Device 1 and Serial Device 2) in BIOS.
BIOS console redirection can also be enabled and the port address can be
specified. This option is set to Auto by default.
Serial Port
Address
Enables you to set the port address for serial devices. This option is set to Serial
Device 1=COM2, Serial Device 2=COM1 by default.
NOTE: You can use only Serial Device 2 for the Serial Over LAN (SOL) feature.
To use console redirection by SOL, configure the same port address for
console redirection and the serial device.
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Option Description
NOTE: Every time the system boots, the BIOS syncs the serial MUX setting
saved in iDRAC. The serial MUX setting can independently be changed in
iDRAC. Loading the BIOS default settings from within the BIOS setup utility
may not always revert the serial MUX setting to the default setting of Serial
Device 1.
External Serial
Connector
Enables you to associate the External Serial Connector to Serial Device 1, Serial
Device 2, or the Remote Access Device by using this field.
NOTE: Only Serial Device 2 can be used for Serial Over LAN (SOL). To use
console redirection by SOL, configure the same port address for console
redirection and the serial device.
NOTE: Every time the system boots, the BIOS syncs the serial MUX setting
saved in iDRAC. The serial MUX setting can independently be changed in
iDRAC. Loading the BIOS default settings from within the BIOS setup utility
may not always revert this setting to the default setting of Serial Device 1.
Failsafe Baud Rate Displays the failsafe baud rate for console redirection. The BIOS attempts to
determine the baud rate automatically. This failsafe baud rate is used only if the
attempt fails, and the value must not be changed. This option is set to 115200 by
default.
Remote Terminal
Type
Sets the remote console terminal type. This option is set to VT 100/VT 220 by
default.
Redirection After
Boot
Enables or disables the BIOS console redirection when the operating system is
loaded. This option is set to Enabled by default.
System Profile Settings screen details
You can use the System Profile Settings screen to enable specific system performance settings such as
power management.
To view the System Profile Settings screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS → System
Profile Settings.
The System Profile Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System Profile Sets the system profile. If you set the System Profile option to a mode other than
Custom, the BIOS automatically sets the rest of the options. You can only change
the rest of the options if the mode is set to Custom. This option is set to
Performance Per Watt (OS).
NOTE: All the parameters on the system profile setting screen available only
when the System Profile option is set to Custom.
CPU Power
Management
Sets the CPU power management. This option is set to OS DBPM by default. DBPM
is Demand-Based Power Management.
Memory
Frequency
Sets the speed of the system memory. You can select Maximum Performance,
Maximum Reliability, or a specific speed.
Turbo Boost Enables or disables the processor to operate in turbo boost mode. This option is
set to Enabled by default.
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Option Description
C1E Enables or disables the processor to switch to a minimum performance state when
it is idle. This option is set to Enabled by default.
C States Enables or disables the processor to operate in all available power states. This
option is set to Enabled by default.
Memory Refresh
Rate
Sets the memory refresh rate to either 1x or 2x. This option is set to 1x by default.
Uncore Frequency Enables you to select the Processor Uncore Frequency.
Dynamic mode enables the processor to optimize power resources across the
cores and uncore during runtime. The optimization of the uncore frequency to
either save power or optimize performance is influenced by the setting of the
Energy Efficiency Policy.
Energy Efficient
Policy
Enables you to select the Energy Efficient Policy.
The CPU uses the setting to manipulate the internal behavior of the processor and
determines whether to target higher performance or better power savings.
Number of Turbo
Boot Enabled
Cores for
Processor 1
Controls the number of turbo boost enabled cores for processor 1. The maximum
number of cores is enabled by default.
Monitor/Mwait Enables the Monitor/Mwait instructions in the processor. This option is set to
Enabled for all system profiles, except Custom by default.
NOTE: This option can be disabled only if the C States option in the Custom
mode is set to disabled.
NOTE: When C States is set to Enabled in the Custom mode, changing the
Monitor/Mwait setting does not impact the system power or performance.
System Security Settings screen details
You can use the System Security screen to perform specific functions such as setting the system
password, setup password and disabling the power button.
To view the System Security screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS → System Security
Settings.
The System Security Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Intel AES-NI Improves the speed of applications by performing encryption and decryption by
using the Advanced Encryption Standard Instruction Set (AES-NI) and is set to
Enabled by default.
System Password Sets the system password. This option is set to Enabled by default and is read-only
if the password jumper is not installed in the system.
Setup Password Sets the setup password. This option is read-only if the password jumper is not
installed in the system.
Password Status Locks the system password. This option is set to Unlocked by default.
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Option Description
TPM Security
NOTE: The TPM menu is available only when the TPM module is installed.
Enables you to control the reporting mode of the TPM. The TPM Security option is
set to Off by default. You can only modify the TPM Status, TPM Activation, and Intel
TXT fields if the TPM Status field is set to either On with Pre-boot Measurements
or On without Pre-boot Measurements.
TPM Information Changes the operational state of the TPM. This option is set to No Change by
default.
TPM Status Displays the TPM status.
TPM Command
CAUTION: Clearing the TPM results in the loss of all keys in the TPM. The
loss of TPM keys may affect booting to the operating system.
Clears all the contents of the TPM. The TPM Clear option is set to No by default.
Intel TXT Enables or disables the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) option. To enable
the Intel TXT option, virtualization technology and TPM Security must be enabled
with Pre-boot measurements. This option is set to Off by default.
Power Button Enables or disables the power button on the front of the system. This option is set
to Enabled by default.
NMI Button Enables or disables the NMI button on the front of the system. This option is set to
Disabled by default.
AC Power
Recovery
Sets how the system behaves after AC power is restored to the system. This option
is set to Last by default.
AC Power
Recovery Delay
Sets the time delay for system power up after AC power is restored to the system.
This option is set to Immediate by default.
User Defined
Delay (60s to
240s)
Sets the User Defined Delay option when the User Defined option for AC Power
Recovery Delay is selected.
UEFI Variable
Access
Provides varying degrees of securing UEFI variables. When set to Standard (the
default), UEFI variables are accessible in the operating system per the UEFI
specification. When set to Controlled, selected UEFI variables are protected in the
environment and new UEFI boot entries are forced to be at the end of the current
boot order.
Secure Boot Enables Secure Boot, where the BIOS authenticates each pre-boot image by using
the certificates in the Secure Boot Policy. Secure Boot is disabled by default.
Secure Boot
Policy
When Secure Boot policy is set to Standard, the BIOS uses the system
manufacturer’s key and certificates to authenticate pre-boot images. When Secure
Boot policy is set to Custom, the BIOS uses the user-defined key and certificates.
Secure Boot policy is set to Standard by default.
Secure Boot
Policy Summary
Displays the list of certificates and hashes that secure boot uses to authenticate
images.
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Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings screen details
Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings is displayed only when the Secure Boot Policy option is set to
Custom.
To view the Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS
→ System Security → Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings.
The Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Platform Key Imports, exports, deletes, or restores the platform key (PK).
Key Exchange Key
Database
Enables you to import, export, delete, or restore entries in the Key Exchange Key
(KEK) Database.
Authorized
Signature
Database
Imports, exports, deletes, or restores entries in the Authorized Signature Database
(db).
Forbidden
Signature
Database
Imports, exports, deletes, or restores entries in the Forbidden Signature Database
(dbx).
Miscellaneous Settings screen details
You can use the Miscellaneous Settings screen to perform specific functions such as updating the asset
tag and changing the system date and time.
To view the Miscellaneous Settings screen, click System Setup Main Menu → System BIOS →
Miscellaneous Settings.
The Miscellaneous Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System Time Enables you to set the time on the system.
System Date Enables you to set the date on the system.
Asset Tag Displays the asset tag and enables you to modify it for security and tracking
purposes.
Keyboard
NumLock
Enables you to set whether the system boots with the NumLock enabled or
disabled. This option is set to On by default.
NOTE: This option does not apply to 84-key keyboards.
F1/F2 Prompt on
Error
Enables or disables the F1/F2 prompt on error. This option is set to Enabled by
default. The F1/F2 prompt also includes keyboard errors.
Load Legacy
Video Option
ROM
Enables you to determine whether the system BIOS loads the legacy video (INT
10H) option ROM from the video controller. Selecting Enabled in the operating
system does not support UEFI video output standards. This field is available only for
UEFI boot mode. You cannot set the option to Enabled if UEFI Secure Boot mode
is enabled.
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About Boot Manager
Boot manager enables you to add, delete, and arrange boot options. You can also access System Setup
and boot options without restarting the system.
Entering Boot Manager
The boot manager screen enables you to select boot options and diagnostic utilities.
1. Turn on, or restart your system.
2. Press F11 when you see the message F11 = Boot Manager.
If your operating system begins to load before you press F11, allow the system to complete the
booting, and then restart your system and try again.
Boot Manager main menu
Menu item Description
Continue Normal
Boot
The system attempts to boot to devices starting with the first item in the boot
order. If the boot attempt fails, the system continues with the next item in the boot
order until the boot is successful or no more boot options are found.
One Shot Boot
Menu
Takes you to the boot menu, where you can select a one time boot device to boot
from.
Launch System
Setup
Enables you to access System Setup.
Launch Lifecycle
Controller
Exits the Boot Manager and invokes the Dell Lifecycle Controller program.
System Utilities Launches System Utilities menu such as System Diagnostics and UEFI shell.
About Dell Lifecycle Controller
Dell Lifecycle Controller enables you to perform tasks such as configuring BIOS and hardware settings,
deploying an operating system, updating drivers, changing RAID settings, and saving hardware profiles.
For more information about Dell Lifecycle Controller, see the documentation at Dell.com/idracmanuals.
Changing the boot order
You may have to change the boot order if you want to boot from a USB key or an optical drive. The
following instructions may vary if you have selected BIOS for Boot Mode.
1. On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS → Boot Settings.
2. Click Boot Option Settings → Boot Sequence.
3. Use the arrow keys to select a boot device, and use the plus (+) and minus (-) sign keys to move the
device down or up in the order.
4. Click Exit, and then click Yes to save the settings on exit.
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Choosing the system boot mode
System Setup enables you to specify one of the following boot modes for installing your operating
system:
• BIOS boot mode (the default) is the standard BIOS-level boot interface.
• Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot mode is an enhanced 64-bit boot interface. If you
have configured your system to boot to UEFI mode, it overlays the system BIOS.
1. From the System Setup Main Menu, click Boot Settings and select Boot Mode.
2. Select the boot mode you want the system to boot into.
CAUTION: Switching the boot mode may prevent the system from booting if the operating
system is not installed in the same boot mode.
3. After the system boots in the specified boot mode, proceed to install your operating system from
that mode.
NOTE: Operating systems must be UEFI-compatible to be installed from the UEFI boot mode. DOS
and 32-bit operating systems do not support UEFI and can only be installed from the BIOS boot
mode.
NOTE: For the latest information about supported operating systems, go to Dell.com/ossupport.
Creating a system and setup password
Prerequisites
Ensure that the password jumper is enabled. For more information, see System board jumper settings.
Ensure that the Password Status is set to Unlocked. For more information, see System Security Settings
screen.
NOTE: The password jumper enables or disables the system password and setup password features.
For more information about the password jumper settings, see System board jumper settings.
Steps
1. To enter System Setup, press F2 immediately after turning on or rebooting your system.
2. On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS → System Security.
3. On the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is set to Unlocked.
4. In the System Password field, type your system password, and press Enter or Tab.
Use the following guidelines to assign the system password:
• A password can have up to 32 characters.
• The password can contain the numbers 0 through 9.
• Only the following special characters are allowed: space, (”), (+), (,), (-), (.), (/), (;), ([), (\), (]), (`).
A message prompts you to reenter the system password.
5. Reenter the system password, and click OK.
6. In the Setup Password field, type your setup password and press Enter or Tab.
A message prompts you to reenter the setup password.
7. Reenter the setup password, and click OK.
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8. Press Esc to return to the System BIOS screen. Press Esc again.
A message prompts you to save the changes.
NOTE: Password protection does not take effect until the system reboots.
Using your system password to secure your system
About this task
If you have assigned a setup password, the system accepts your setup password as an alternate system
password.
Steps
1. Turn on or reboot your system.
2. Type your system password and press Enter.
Next steps
When Password Status is set to Locked, type the password and press Enter when prompted at reboot.
NOTE: If an incorrect system password is typed, the system displays a message and prompts you to
reenter your password. You have three attempts to type the correct password. After the third
unsuccessful attempt, the system displays an error message that the system stops functioning and
must be turned off.
Even after you turn off and restart the system, the error message is displayed until the correct
password is entered.
Deleting or changing system password and setup
password
Prerequisites
Ensure that the password jumper is Enabled and the Password Status is set to Unlocked before
attempting to delete or change the existing system or setup password.
NOTE: You cannot delete or change an existing system or setup password if the Password Status is
set to Locked.
Steps
1. To enter System Setup, press F2 immediately after a turning on or restarting your system.
2. On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS → System Security.
3. On the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is set to Unlocked.
4. In the System Password field, alter or delete the existing system password, and then press Enter or
Tab.
5. In the Setup Password field, alter or delete the existing setup password, and then press Enter or Tab.
If you change the system and setup password a message prompts you to reenter the new password.
If you delete the system and setup password, a message prompts you to confirm the deletion.
6. Press Esc to return to the System BIOS screen. Press Esc again, and a message prompts you to save
the changes.
7. Select Setup Password, change or delete the existing setup password and press Enter or Tab.
NOTE: If you change the system password or setup password, a message prompts you to
reenter the new password. If you delete the system password or setup password, a message
prompts you to confirm the deletion.
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Operating with a setup password enabled
If Setup Password is set to Enabled, type the correct setup password before modifying the system setup
options.
If you do not type the correct password in three attempts, the system displays the following message:
Invalid Password! Number of unsuccessful password attempts: <x> System Halted!
Must power down.
Even after you turn off and restart the system, the error message is displayed until the correct password is
typed. The following options are exceptions:
• If System Password is not set to Enabled and is not locked through the Password Status option, you
can assign a system password. For more information, see System Security Settings screen.
• You cannot disable or change an existing system password.
NOTE: You can use the password status option with the setup password option to protect the
system password from unauthorized changes.
Embedded system management
The Dell Lifecycle Controller provides advanced embedded systems management throughout the
server’s lifecycle. The Dell Lifecycle Controller can be started during the boot sequence and can function
independently of the operating system.
NOTE: Certain platform configurations may not support the full set of features provided by the Dell
Lifecycle Controller.
For more information about setting up the Dell Lifecycle Controller, configuring hardware and firmware,
and deploying the operating system, see the Dell Lifecycle Controller documentation at Dell.com/
idracmanuals.
iDRAC Settings utility
The iDRAC settings utility is an interface to set up and configure the iDRAC parameters by using UEFI. You
can enable or disable various iDRAC parameters by using the iDRAC settings utility.
NOTE: Accessing some of the features on the iDRAC settings utility requires the iDRAC Enterprise
License upgrade.
For more information about using iDRAC, see iDRAC User's Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals.
Entering the iDRAC settings utility
1. Turn on or restart the managed system.
2. Press F2 during Power-on Self-test (POST).
3. On the System Setup Main Menu page, click iDRAC Settings.
The iDRAC Settings screen is displayed.
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Changing the thermal settings
The iDRAC settings utility enables you to select and customize the thermal control settings for your
system.
1. Click iDRAC Settings → Thermal.
2. Under SYSTEM THERMAL PROFILE → Thermal Profile, select one of the following options:
• Default Thermal Profile Settings
• Maximum Performance (Performance Optimized)
• Minimum Power (Performance per Watt Optimized)
3. Under USER COOLING OPTIONS, set the Fan Speed Offset, Minimum Fan Speed, and Custom
Minimum Fan Speed.
4. Click Back → Finish → Yes.
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Installing and removing system
components
Safety instructions
WARNING: Whenever you need to lift the system, get others to assist you. To avoid injury, do not
attempt to lift the system by yourself.
WARNING: Opening or removing the system cover while the system is powered on may expose
you to a risk of electric shock.
CAUTION: Do not operate the system without the cover for a duration exceeding five minutes.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: Dell recommends that you always use a static mat and static strap while working on
components inside the system.
NOTE: To ensure proper operation and cooling, all bays in the system must be populated always
with either a component or with a blank.
Before working inside your system
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals.
3. Disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and disconnect the peripherals.
4. If applicable, remove the system from the rack. For more information, see the Rack Installation
placemat at Dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
5. If installed, remove the front bezel.
6. Remove the system cover.
Related Tasks
Removing the optional front bezel
Removing the system cover
After working inside your system
1. Install the system cover.
2. If applicable, install the front bezel.
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3. If applicable, install the system into the rack. For more information, see the Rack Installation
placemat at Dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
4. Reconnect the peripherals and connect the system to the electrical outlet.
5. Turn on the system, including any attached peripherals.
Related Tasks
Installing the optional front bezel
Installing the system cover
Recommended tools
You need the following tools to perform the installation and removal procedures:
• Phillips #2 screwdriver
• Plastic scribe
• Wrist grounding strap connected to ground
Front bezel (optional)
Installing the optional front bezel
1. Locate and remove the bezel key.
NOTE: The bezel key is attached to the back of the bezel.
2. Hook the right end of the bezel onto the chassis.
3. Fit the free end of the bezel onto the system.
4. Lock the bezel.
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Figure 9. Removing and installing the optional front bezel
1. release latch 2. keylock
3. front bezel
Removing the optional front bezel
1. Unlock the keylock at the left end of the bezel.
2. Lift the release latch next to the keylock.
3. Rotate the left end of the bezel away from the front panel.
4. Unhook the right end of the bezel and pull the bezel away from the system.
System cover
Removing the system cover
Prerequisites
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals.
3. Disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and peripherals.
4. If installed, remove the front bezel.
Steps
1. Turn the latch release lock to the unlock position.
2. Lift the latch and rotate the latch toward the back of the system.
The system cover slides back, disengaging the tabs on the system cover from the slots on the
chassis.
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3. Hold the cover on both sides, and lift the cover away from the system.
Figure 10. Removing and installing the system cover
1. latch release lock 2. latch
3. system cover
Next steps
Install the system cover.
Related Tasks
Removing the optional front bezel
Installing the system cover
Installing the system cover
Prerequisites
Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
Steps
1. Align the slots of the system cover with the tabs on the chassis.
2. Push the system cover latch down to move the system cover into the closed position.
The system cover slides forward and the tabs on the system cover engage with the slots on the
chassis. The system cover latch locks into place when the system cover engages with the slots on
the chassis.
3. Turn the cover latch release lock clockwise to the locked position.
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Next steps
1. If removed, install the bezel.
2. Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet.
3. Turn on the system, including any attached peripherals.
Related Tasks
Installing the optional front bezel
Inside the system
Figure 11. Inside the system—with four 3.5-inch hot swappable hard drives
1. hard drive backplane 2. power interposer board
3. power supply unit (2) 4. expansion card riser
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5. memory module sockets 6. processor
7. system board 8. cooling fan (4)
9. intrusion switch 10. hard drives
11. optical drive (optional) 12. control panel assembly
Figure 12. Inside the system—with eight 2.5-inch hard drives
1. optical drive (optional) 2. hard drive backplane
3. power interposer board 4. power supply unit (2)
5. expansion card riser 6. memory module socket (4)
7. processor 8. system board
9. cooling fan (4) 10. intrusion switch
11. hard drive (8) 12. control panel assembly
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Figure 13. Inside the system—with four 3.5-inch cabled hard drives
1. hard drive (4) 2. power interposer board
3. power supply unit (2) 4. expansion card riser
5. memory module socket (4) 6. processor
7. system board 8. cooling fan (4)
9. intrusion switch 10. optional optical drive or 1.8-inch solid state
drives (optional)
11. control panel assembly
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Intrusion switch
Removing the intrusion switch
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
Steps
1. Disconnect the intrusion switch cable from the connector on the system board.
2. Remove the cable from the cable routing latch.
3. Using a plastic scribe, slide the intrusion switch and remove it from under the intrusion switch slot.
Figure 14. Removing and installing the intrusion switch
1. intrusion switch 2. intrusion switch slot
3. intrusion switch cable 4. intrusion switch connector on the
system board
5. cable routing clip
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